Cincinnati 6, Houston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Campos, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Chad Fairchild,
Attendance - 23847

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 10 0
Cincinnati 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 53-101 28-46 25-55 L1
Cincinnati 75-80 41-39 34-41 W1

Recap


Devin Mesoraco homered and Homer Bailey worked seven solid innings as the Cincinnati Reds kept their fleeting hopes of a winning season alive with a 6-4 victory over the visiting Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Jay Bruce chipped in a two-run single and Dave Sappelt drove in a run for the Reds (75-80), who need to win all their remaining games to secure a winning season. Cincinnati, which won the National League Central last season, has not posted back-to-back winning campaigns since 1999-2000.

The Reds jumped on Bud Norris in the second. Mesoraco’s second career homer - a two-run blast - was the second of five hits in the inning, including Sapppelt’s RBI single.

Norris (6-11) would not make it through the third after surrendering seven hits and issuing a pair of walks while recording only eight outs.

Bailey (9-7), who also went 3-for-3 at the plate, struck out five while setting a career high in wins. The 25-year-old righthander made one mistake, yielding a two-run homer to J.D. Martinez in the third, but settled down to retire 14 of the final 16 batters he faced.

Houston pulled within 5-4 on Chris Johnson’s homer in the eighth but Brandon Phillips hit a solo shot in the bottom half and Francisco Cordero worked the ninth for his 34th save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Cincinnati
Bud Norris Player Homer Bailey
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 6
10.12 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Houston   Cincinnati
J.D. Martinez Player Homer Bailey
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 10 2 17 .270 16 6 4 2 1 0
Cincinnati 14 2 20 .389 19 7 6 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .340 after a win and .347 after a loss.
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